It was the tenth-year of the India Couture Week and that meant upping the quotient of grandiosity that is epitome of couture fashion. Though even in its decade of existence, Indian Couture essentially meant wedding wear, not typically what couture fashion globally stands for. The week started off with Anamika Khanna’s exotic installation of her […]


Menswear Spring-Summer 2017 @ Paris Is ‘Look-Alike’ of Indian Homme

The ongoing Paris Menswear Spring-Summer 2017 Fashion Week has nothing new to offer, especially to us in India. Big-ticket designers are showing what Indian designers had shown a year or six-months back. These pictures back my claim: See the printed floral bandhgala of Rohit Bal from sumer of 2016 and the one by the Parisian […]


India Fashion Week Spring-Summer 2015 Ends With A Bang

Rohit Bal closed the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week (WIFW) Spring-Summer 2015 edition with a magnum-opus presentation. Bal’s designs were of course the star of the evening but so was Subha Mudgil who performed live. Here is a partial review of good shows that I penned for The Sunday Standard: By the way do […]



The India Couture Week 2014 concluded on the 20th of July where we saw 12 designers showcase their Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2014 Collections. Out of these 12 couturiers, two – Rohit Bal and Rina Dhaka showcased ‘Capsule Collections’ and on the 27th of July, Anamika Khanna showcased Couture Installations at her flagship store in Kolkata. […]

My Take on The just concluded India Bridal Fashion Week 2013

Money can buy you big designers, movie stars to walk the ramp, overwhelming ‘paid editorial’ but money surely can’t buy you honest reportage and most importantly – finesse! The debut India Bridal Fashion Week 2013 in Delhi ended on Sunday and the only high-point about this six-day affair were two outstanding collections presented by Rohit […]

L Capital’s LVMH-Like Model For India is Still Unclear

The Private Equity (PE) arm of  Paris-based LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton – L Capital with Ravi Thakran at the helm of affairs gave a lot of hope to the Indian Fashion Fraternity to see ‘corporatisation’ of Indian Fashion Industry. Ravi Thakran being an Indian led the Desi fash-frat to unjustifiably believe that L Capital […]